Bradley Manning testifies at military hearing

A US Army private accused of slipping secrets to the WikiLeaks website has testified in his own defence at a military hearing.

"I believe that if the general public ... had access to the information... this could spark a domestic debate as to the role of the military and foreign policy in general," Manning testified.

Bradley Manning pictured last March
Bradley Manning pictured last March Credit: Reuters

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Judge accepts Manning pleas

A US Army judge has accepted soldier Bradley Manning's guilty pleas to 10 charges that he misused classified information. The soldier is accused of passing classified information to the Wikileaks website.